Book 1: Pandora

“Players. Welcome to the apocalypse…”


Kelly Lawrence is a grieving widow.

Jack Minnow is a website designer.

Reis Anderson is the son of a senator.


These three friends have their own reasons for signing up to The Apocalypse Games, a new virtual reality experience designed to prepare people for any number of catastrophic scenarios.


But nothing will prepare them for what happens on launch day when the computer malfunctions, trapping over a hundred players inside a never-ending cycle of apocalypses.


There’s reason to worry. Their simulation pods are designed to last 3 days. And they have no communication in or out.


Yet there’s a bigger threat. The artificial intelligence they call Pandora is taking over.


And Pandora wants to play with them.

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Book details:

Release date: Nov 21, 2016

Publisher: D L Richardson Books

Format: print and ebook

Print ISBN: 9781684542246

Number of pages: 296 (print) 432 (ebook)

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“This was a great read. It's unique and exciting and I'm looking forward to the next one.”

A Book Lovers Life

"A subtle sense of humor, a speedy thriller with tons of unexpected moments, a frisson of anxiety over control by a computer, and really intense characterizations of individuals who can't help eliciting readers' empathy and understanding."

The Haunted Reading Room

"The action is constant, the creativity laudable and the characters are thoroughly believable making this a very enjoyable read."

T. E. Mark, author


“I’m exhausted after reading this roller coaster of a novel. I kept finding myself holding my breath at times. Love the main three characters.”

Carol F, Netgalley

"The suspense is biting and the reader can feel the pulse of the characters. From the very first to the last page, the story is emotionally charged, the action intense, and the conflict driving the plot forward."

Readers Favorite


“I really, really liked this book. The concept and plot was so different to any dystopian novel I’ve ever come across.”

Rachel Sawyer blog

"Its not just another carbon copy of every other book out there.The best part in my opinion was a realistic main character with real feelings. "

Amazon reviewer

"DL Richardson shows how much she has researched different apocalyptic situations that would blow the most hard-core survivalist away, and just when you think she's covered every single kind... she brings another out from the magic box!"

Chris Johnson


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